Mystery Road, Wentworth, Rosehaven, The Great Australian Bake Off, Safe Harbour and Hughesy We Have A Problem are amongst finalists in the 18th Screen Producers Australia Awards.

The Awards aim to increase awareness of the role producers play in creating Australian screen stories.

“The quality of Australian screen content produced this year has been exceptional, and I congratulate all of the finalists for being selected in such a competitive environment,” said SPA CEO, Matthew Deaner.
“Thank you to all our members who took the time to enter the Awards, your work continues to promote and strengthen the Australian screen industry. We urge producers to continue to #MakeItAustralian and look forward to celebrating our industry’s collective achievements in November.”

Finalists will now be voted on by the SPA Membership, with winners announced at the Forum Theatre, Melbourne on Thursday, 22 November 2018.

TV & related nominees:

Drama Series Production of the Year
Rake, Easy Tiger Productions
Wentworth, FremantleMedia Australia
Harrow, Hoodlum
Mr Inbetween, Jungle Entertainment & Blue-Tongue Films
The Secret Daughter, Screentime

Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year
Mystery Road: The Series, Bunya Productions
Sunshine, Easy Tiger Productions
Picnic At Hanging Rock, FremantleMedia Australia
Safe Harbour, Matchbox Pictures
Romper Stomper, Roadshow Rough Diamond

Comedy Series Production of the Year
Sammy J, Buxstock Entertainment
Rosehaven, Guesswork Television
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, ITV Studios Australia
Squinters, Jungle Entertainment
Sando, Jungle Entertainment

Light Entertainment Series Production of the Year
Gruen, CJZ
Talkin’ Bout Your Generation, ITV Studios Australia
The Voice, ITV Studios Australia
Everyone’s A Critic, Matchbox Pictures
Hughesy We Have A Problem, Screentime

Reality Series Production of the Year
Great Australian Bake Off, FremantleMedia Australia
Love Island, ITV Studios Australia
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV Studios Australia
Real Housewives of Melbourne, Matchbox Pictures

Animated Series Production of the Year
Kitty is Not a Cat, BES Animation
Jar Dwellers SOS, Viskatoons

Children’s Series Production of the Year
Drop Dead Weird, Ambience Entertainment & Air Pig Productions
Grace Beside Me, Magpie Pictures
Mustangs FC, Matchbox Pictures
My Year 7 Life, Princess Pictures
The New Legends of Monkey, See-Saw Films

Documentary or Documentary Series Production of the Year
Muslims Like Us, CJZ
Body Hack 2.0, Essential Media and Entertainment
The Ghan, Mint Pictures
Outback Opal Hunters, Prospero Productions
Anh’s Brush with Fame, Screentime

Online Series Production of the Year
F*!#ing Adelaide, Closer Productions
Deadlock, Every Cloud Productions
A Message From Malcolm, Future Pictures
Homecoming Queens, Generator Pictures
The Edge Of The Bush, Guesswork Television
Kiki and Kitty, Porchlight Films
The Kununurra Kid, Princess Pictures
Gun Ringer, Ronde Pty Ltd

Interactive or Game Production of the Year
Every King Tide, Bunya Productions
30 Minutes of Danger, Happening Films & The Pulse Originals
Wentworth VR, Start VR & FremantleMedia Australia
Dimensions VS, TeePee Studios